While having an online profile is no big deal these days, it is not very easy to maintain one. I’ve come across hordes of people who consistently make fools of themselves online – either by tagging dozens of people in their photos, or by launching a barrage of exclamation marks.
It doesn’t help. Stop indulging in such stupidity online. Before you find yourself stuck in any such situation and end up embarrassing yourself, here’s a handy guide to growing up online.
Behave like grown ups
Just like you stopped listening to Taylor Swift after you stepped into adulthood, it’s time for you to grow up socially and quit doing immature stuff on social networking sites. It’s time for you to stop putting up those overly expressive statuses followed by never ending string of emoticons and exclamation marks. Truth is, you are only making a fool of yourself.
Liking your own status and photo
As if asking to like one’s status wasn’t enough,some people take self-satisfaction to a whole new level. They began to like their own statuses and photographs. It’s shocking, but it is one of the most common activities you would come across on Facebook.
It’s understandable that you want to be noticed and appreciated, but such levels of desperation that lead you to like your own statuses and photos only point towards your low self-esteem.
Tagging all your friends in your own photo
Why on earth would you do that? Why would you tag 30 other dudes in photo featuring yourself?
This, again is one of those above mentioned fail attempts to get likes on your photo.While you may think this gets your snaps some attention, all it does is annoy the people who are tagged for no reason.
Stop using hashtags
Going the Twitter way, Facebook is full of statuses overflowing with hashtags lately. Unfortunately, most of them make absolutely no sense. Every single word you type out on Facebook need not be hashtagged, especially when you have no idea how to use it.
For people #who use #hashtag in every second #word on their #facebook statuses without #actually knowing how to #use it, you might want to#check out http://www.howtohashtag.com
With the Facebook crowd going crazy after BBM was released for Android and iOS, your news feed is probably full of BBM pin statuses.
If you’re not someone who indulges in all this – great. If you do – please grow up.
©Sushmita Singh for PosterGully.com